Registration is currently open for a free six-week training in Alpena that will offer information about the national child traumatic stress network program for caregivers.
Classes start next week beginning Thursday, November 3rd and will be held at Child Family Services of Northeast Michigan. Partners in Prevention Carlene Przykucki said the training is great for anyone who is raising a child.
Przykucki said children dealing with trauma don’t have a sentence to the outcome of their experiences but it does put them at risk.
“The more that adults and the caregivers in your life know, the better your chances are going to be. The opposite or the mediating factor to trauma is resilience. There’s a certain amount that’s natural, but then there’s all kinds of things that all of us who surround children can do to make sure they build that resilience that helps them cope. We all know people who have had really difficult backgrounds and they seemed successful and happy and that’s what we want,” Przykucki said.
The training sessions are open for birth, foster, and adoptive parents, as well as kinship caregivers, teachers, childcare providers, and more. The first three classes will cover trauma basics.
Those three classes will be held on Thursdays November 3rd, 10th and the 17th from 6 to 8 pm. The next three classes will cover trauma knowledge into action. Those classes will be held on Thursdays, December 1st, 8th, and the 15th.